Getting Around Paris

Getting Around Paris - Paris, France

Paris is one of the easiest cities to get around in Europe. The Metro, trains, buses and tramways are all a part of RATP (the Paris public transportation authority), which means universal ticket prices and overall ease of travel. Yet another reason to love Paris.

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Paris Metro System

The city's Metro system is cheap, convenient and an attraction unto itself. Read our guide to Metro stations, tickets, hours of operation and more.

Paris Bus System

Paris' city buses go everywhere the Metro does (and more!), but with a view. Sure, they're not as fast, but they offer a unique transit experience.

Taxis in Paris

Taxis can be convenient, but they can also be a hassle. Regardless, they're almost always expensive. Still interested? Read on!

Velib' Bike Share Program

We're huge fans of the city's Velib' bike-share program, which put thousands of (almost) free bikes on the streets for locals and tourists alike.

Trams in Paris

Paris' three tram lines zip passengers between the city and suburbs. Ready to ride?

From our Paris blog

Welcome to EuroCheapo’s guide to Paris. Since 2001, we’ve been writing about ways to save on your trip to Paris, including our constantly updated list of the city's best budet hotels.

There is quite a range of small, independent and affordable hotels in Paris. The best of them offer more than simply a cheap night's sleep—they offer a warm welcome, clean room, and an opportunity to get closer to the culture. These are the hotels we're after!

To get started, search in the box above to find hotels available for your dates.

Or, click through to browse a list of our recommended hotels in Paris.

More ways to save in Paris

In addition to hotel recommendations, we have dozens of articles covering ways to save when visiting, including riding the Metro, budget tips, and museum prices and discounts.

Plus check out our Paris blog for recent articles on cheap eats, activities and more.

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